Patent stocks drop following Vringo ruling


Worlds (OTCQB:WDDD -15.3%), Spherix (SPEX -5.8%) and Marathon Patent Group (MARA -3.6%) have sold off after a federal appeals court ruled against Vringo in its IP suit against Google, arguing the patent claims it has asserted are invalid due to obviousness.

Notably, the court referenced a recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld the patentability of software concepts that advance or improve upon existing ideas, but also declared mere abstract software ideas on a computer can't be patented.

Spherix is still well above where it traded before an AT&T settlement was disclosed on Monday.

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  • DougRk
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    Holy momma. VRNG off 70% as I write this. Mark Cuban must be happy.
    15 Aug 2014, 02:02 PM Reply Like
  • User 10226691
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    Not sure why MARA would drop on this ruling? MARA is different from VRNG - diverse patent portfolio across multiple sectors, growing quarterly revenue, IP analytics product - opus.marathonpg.com, settlements rolling in, and MARA's SP does not rely on one binary event.
    15 Aug 2014, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • amoleg2
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    Doesn't matter. The point of today is don't try to use sense to explain things. Money rules all. Judges were corrupted by Obama pressure and CASH.
    15 Aug 2014, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • jsIRA
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    Justice will be served eventually.
    15 Aug 2014, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • dmg79c
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    Probably a good buying opportunity for BOTH MARA and VRNG.
    16 Aug 2014, 11:39 AM Reply Like
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